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The difference between Linux and Windows

Apr 16, 2009, 04:32 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"When security problems pop up, Microsoft almost always releases its fixes on a monthly schedule on Patch Tuesday. This month, for example, Microsoft released an 'insane' number of bugs fixes. 10 of the 23-fixed security holes were already being used by attackers before Microsoft patched them.

"It's a different story when security problems show up in Linux. With Linux, security troubles are fixed almost as soon as they show up. Because Linux is open source, security holes tend to be quickly spotted and then repaired."

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